Award-winning truck writer Patricia Smith dies

Evan Lockridge at reported the death of Pat Smith tonight. She passed away Dec. 10 in McMinnville, Ore.

Patricia Smith was great reporter and one of the best business writers covering the industry. I read her stuff faithfully when I first started reporting on the trucking business in 1993, especially the HDT Hotline. Her work was so thorough, I figured she must know everyone.